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GRIECO FUNERAL HOMES

Built in 1862 by Charles Dingee, the Dingee Mansion was the family's residence until 1945. It was known as the original "Farm House" of West Grove and is now considered one of Southern Chester County's Historical Landmarks. It was established as a funeral home by Thomas Foulk in 1954 and was purchased by Matthew Grieco in 2000. The Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home has undergone extensive renovations since Matthew took ownership. A new parking lot has been added and construction has been completed to make the funeral home an elegant and convenient location for any type of funeral ceremony. In addition to traditional funeral services, we also look forward to serving the growing Hispanic Community. In keeping with the same traditions as Mr. Foulk, and the development of new services, it is our privilege to serve the families of Southern Chester County.


Our Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Ludlam

November 11, 1964 - December 19, 2014

Mary Elizabeth Michelin Ludlam of West Grove, PA., passed from this life at home after a valiant 5 year struggle with cancer, on Friday, December 19, 2014. She was surrounded in love by her family and friends. Mary, ever optimistic and joyful, donned five different wigs at her 50th birthday celebration just last month. Mary was born November 11, 1964 in Ballston Spa, N.Y. to Dorothy and Henry...
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Gladys Eggers Vattilano

June 27, 1959 - December 18, 2014

GLADYS EGGERS VATTILANO, age 55, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of Richard A. Vattilano, with whom she shared 34 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Millard and Mazella May Eggers. Gladys was a cash application clerk at Herr's in Nottingham, PA for the past 1 ½ years. Prior to...
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Rita Ann Sarro

June 26, 1926 - December 17, 2014

Rita Ann Sarro, age 88, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at her residence. Born in South Philadelphia, and resided in Newtown Square 50+ years. She is survived by her children Linda, Laura & John, Grandchildren Jenny, Kimberly & Johnny, Great-Grandchildren Rosalee & Adrianna. Her Memorial service will be held on January 17, 2015. Please email your...
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Anthony J. Martelli

June 1, 1926 - December 16, 2014

ANTHONY J. MARTELLI, age 88, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Betsy Dawson Sabatini Martelli, who passed away in 2010, and with whom he shared 7 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, PA, he was the son of the late Luca and Josephine Galante Martelli. Mr. Martelli was a mushroom grower, and part owner of the family...
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Louise M. Crawford

July 22, 1930 - December 13, 2014

LOUISE M. CRAWFORD, age 84, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of John T. Crawford, who passed away in 1985, and with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Elizabeth Manley Melrath. She was an Information Referral Secretary at the Kennett Area Senior Center,...
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Dorothy Johnson

June 23, 1926 - December 12, 2014

Dorothy Johnson, age 88, of Prospect Park, PA, formerly of Oxford, PA, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014, at Taylor Hospital. Born in Toughkenamon, PA, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Anna Cubbage Johnson. She worked as a Nurse's Aide at Chatham Acres for many years. She is survived by one sister, Vivian Smith of Avondale, PA. Services and burial will be held at a later...
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Betsy Thompson Turner

February 7, 1927 - December 11, 2014

Betsy Thompson Turner, age 87, died on December 11th, 2014 at her home in Cartmel. She was predeceased by her husband, George C. Turner, in 1999. They were married for almost 50 years. Except for a few years in her early married life, Betsy was a resident of the Kennett Square area. She was the daughter of Theodore R. and Marion Pyle Thompson. She attended George School and graduated from...
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Willard R. Stem, Jr.

May 21, 1954 - December 9, 2014

Willard R. Stem Jr, age 60, of Lincoln University, PA., died suddenly Tuesday December 9, 2014 in Lincoln University, PA. He was the husband of Carol DeFidelto Stem, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage. He was born in Easton, PA and graduated from East Stroudsburg University where he was an Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee. He was a Financial Coach and was founder and owner of...
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Judith A. Marshall

April 21, 1950 - December 8, 2014

Judith A. Marshall, age 64, of Avondale, PA, died Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE. She was the wife of Henry N. Marshall Jr., with whom she shared 20 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Brison and Mary Clayburn of Exton, PA. She lived with her aunt Vivian Brison for many years. Judith was a 1969 graduate of...
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Thomas C. Rosazza

December 28, 1933 - December 6, 2014

THOMAS C. ROSAZZA, age 80, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at the Twin Pines Health Care Center. He was the husband of Shirley Swisher Rosazza, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Avondale, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence O. and Fay Sluder Rosazza. Tom was a farmer at heart, and was a retired owner /operator of the family business, Glen Willow...
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Marjorie M. Anderson

January 21, 1921 - December 6, 2014

Marjorie M. Anderson age 93 of Kennett Square, Pa., died Saturday December 6, 2014 at Kendal Retirement community in Kennett Square. Born in Philadelphia, she lived in the Philadelphia area most of her life. Graduating from Haverford High School in 1937 and from the University of Pennsylvania in 1941, she was a retired teacher, who had taught at schools in four states. Starting in Pleasantville,...
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Shirl Lynn Grabenstein Sotak

January 21, 1965 - December 5, 2014

Shirl Lynn Grabenstein Sotak, age 49, of Avondale, PA, died Friday December 5, 2014 at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital after a 2 year battle with cancer. Born in Ridley Park, PA she was a daughter of Robert C. Grabenstein of Wilmington, DE and the late Joan Willett Grabenstein. Shirl graduated from Padua Academy in 1983 and the University of Delaware in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts...
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James Ralph Jennings

July 31, 1957 - December 3, 2014

James (Jimmy) Ralph Jennings, 57, of Lincoln University, PA, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Dolores Weaverling Jennings, who passed away this past July, and with whom he shared 32 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of James B. and Kathryn A. Jenkins Jennings of Lehigh Acres, FL. Jimmy was a maintenance man at...
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Denise M. Bush

June 5, 1961 - November 30, 2014

DENISE M. BUSH, age 53, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014, at the Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. PA. Born in West Grove, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. Bush Sr. and Marie D'Antonio Bush Denise was a certified nursing assistant at Pocopson Home. She was a 1979 graduate of Avon Grove High School. She was an avid Bingo player, and...
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Paul J. White

January 29, 1926 - November 27, 2014

PAUL J. WHITE, age 88, passed away on November 27, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Evelyn Bosack White, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. He worked his entire career at ARCO Chemical Co. in Philadelphia, retiring in 1981. He is survived by two daughters ,Tara Kee (David) and Hallie Speight (Allen), and three grandsons, Dylan and Jordan Kee and William Speight. His...
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Vernon Brice Paisley

July 26, 1937 - November 26, 2014

VERNON BRICE PAISLEY, age 77, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at his daughter's home in Clayton, DE. Born in Landenberg, PA, he was the son of the late James Herchell and Jessie Williams Paisley. Vernon was a chemical research technician at Hercules, Inc., Wilmington, DE, for 38 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, archery and...
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Steven C. Engle

December 4, 1964 - November 25, 2014

Steven Clay Engle, age 49 of Kennett Square, PA, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family after a 2 year battle with cancer. Born in West Grove, PA, he was the son of the late R. LaVerne Engle who died in 2006 and Cynthia (Winner) Engle of Kennett Square. Steve graduated from Kennett High School in 1982 and Messiah College in 1986 with a BA in Human...
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James Bernard McShane

August 7, 1932 - November 24, 2014

James Bernard McShane "Mr. Jim" , age 82, was born August 7th, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and passed away on November 24th, 2014 in Onancock, Virginia. James McShane served in the Air Force and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War and was a proud member of the American Legion. He worked for the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware for many years and retired...
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Lydia F. Haggerty

August 17, 1940 - November 23, 2014

LYDIA F. HAGGERTY, age 74, of New London, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of Edward F. Haggerty, Sr, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Unionville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas F. and Edith Best Russell. Lydia was a homemaker. She was an avid Dallas Cowboys fans, and enjoyed traveling and genealogy. In...
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Jane Craig Morrison

March 5, 1922 - November 22, 2014

JANE CRAIG MORRISON, age 92, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014. She was the wife of Albert B. Morrison who passed away in 1997. Born in Birmingham AL, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Ethel Woods Craig. Mrs. Morrison was a homemaker, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester. She received her BA degree from Mary Baldwin...
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Leonard Michael Ferry

March 3, 1927 - November 22, 2014

Leonard Michael Ferry, age 87 of Kennett Square, PA formerly of Swarthmore PA, died Saturday, November 22, 2014. He was the devoted husband of the late Claire Pacini Ferry who died in 2001 and with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was a son of the late James Patrick and the late Anna Marie (Bove) Ferry. He served our country during World War II in the Army...
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Louise M. Wilkins Mason

October 27, 1929 - November 22, 2014

Louise M. Wilkins Mason, age 85 of West Grove, PA, died Saturday November 22, 2014 at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford. She was the wife of the late Charles Roy Mason Jr. who died in 2007. Born in Wilmington, DE, she was a daughter of the late John Henry Wilkins and the late Hazel Mae Dadds Wilkins. Louise owned and operated her own grocery store Mason's Market in Penn Twp. for many...
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Laura F. Sloan

August 18, 1922 - November 21, 2014

LAURA F. SLOAN, age 92, of Oxford, PA, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 21, 2014, at Ware Presbyterian Village. She was the wife of C. Mercer Sloan, who passed away in 2006, and with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Spruce Grove, PA, on August 18, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Abigail Whiteside Furniss. Mrs. Sloan was a homemaker. She...
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Macel M. Keller

January 31, 1922 - November 20, 2014

Macel M. Keller, age 92 of Kennett Square, PA, formerly of Clayton, NJ, died Thursday November 20, 2014, in Kennett Square, PA. She was the wife of the late Earl W. Keller who died in 2008 and with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Mount Sterling, NC, she was a daughter of the late Robert and the late Alice (Barnes) Leatherwood. Macel was an accomplished seamstress, and loved...
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Joanne Meredith

June 25, 1942 - November 20, 2014

JOANNE MEREDITH, age 72, of West Grove, PA, passed on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at Jenner's Pond. Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Anna Coleman Meredith. She was teacher at the Academy of Hair Design in Wilmington, DE and after that she was a Fraud Analyst at Discover Card in Wilmington, DE for 18 years, retiring in 2008. Joanne enjoyed going to...
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Anselmo S. Aschiero

July 11, 1924 - November 20, 2014

Anselmo S. Aschiero, age 90 of Christiana, PA, formerly of Avondale, PA, died Thursday November 20, 2014 at the Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, PA. He was the husband of the late Joan Pia Aschiero who died in 1987 and with whom he shared 33 years of marriage. Born in Mongardino, Asti, Italy he was a son of the late Francesco and Rina Aschiero. Anselmo owned and operated his own...
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Diana Wynn Woods

November 23, 1968 - November 19, 2014

Diana Wynn Woods, age 45 of Cochranville, PA, died Wednesday November 19, 2014 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. She was the wife of Herbert Woods, with whom she shared 27 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and the late Lucille (Mains) Wynn. Diana was a Manager in the electronics department at Walmart in Parkesburg for over 10...
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Olive D. Brinton

April 24, 1921 - November 19, 2014

OLIVE D. BRINTON, age 93, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Kendal at Longwood. She was the wife of Richard O. Brinton, who passed away in 2000, and with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Red Lion, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. Deckman, Sr. and Lydia Fox Deckman. She was a homemaker, who enjoyed crocheting, crafting, reading, and...
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Warren H. Lauder

January 4, 1922 - November 18, 2014

Warren H. Lauder, age 92, of West Grove, PA, formerly of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at Jenner's Pond. Warren shared 63 years of marriage with his wife, Dorothy who passed away in 2011. Born in Mileses, NY, Warren was the son of the late Adolph John Lauder and Emma Landeck Lauder. He was senior editor of the Chemical Engineering newsletter for the DuPont...
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Barbara Jean Miller

November 12, 1983 - November 17, 2014

Barbara Jean Miller, age 31, of West Grove, PA died suddently Monday November 17, 2014 at Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, PA. Born in West Chester, she was a daughter of the late Sherry Miller who died in 1995. Barbara attended Avon Grove High School, class of 2002. She worked as a Teachers Aid in the in Daycare industry in recent years. She loved movies, spending time with friends,...
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John J. Pollock, PhD

February 6, 1933 - November 15, 2014

John J. Pollock, PhD, age 81, of West Grove, PA, passed away at his residence on Saturday, November 15, 2014. He was the husband of Phyllis Kobylinski Pollock, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. He was the father of John V. Pollock, James J. Pollock and Jean P. Bentley, brother of Robert Pollock and William Pollock and he has one grandchild. He was a Toxocologist at Wyeth Laboratories,...
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E. Victor Pesce

May 17, 1938 - November 11, 2014

E. VICTOR PESCE, age 76, of Milton, DE, formerly of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Antoinette Marson Pesce, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Victor J. and Adelina Pizzini Pesce. Vic was a Glassblower for the past 58 years, and was the owner of At-Mar Glass, Inc...
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Robert "Bud" H. Smyth

February 4, 1924 - November 11, 2014

Robert "Bud" H. Smyth, age 90 of West Chester, PA., and formerly West Grove and Naples Florida, died Tuesday November 11, 2014 at the Pocopson Home in West Chester, PA. Born in West Grove, PA, he was a son of the late Oswald and the late Cora Drennen Smyth. Bud worked for many years for Penn Dot. At retirement, he was able to escape the long cold winters of Pennsylvania road work and...
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William H. Whiteman, Jr.

July 3, 1926 - November 10, 2014

William H. "Bill" Whiteman, Jr., age 88, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away of natural causes on Monday, November 10, 2014. He was born in Port Deposit, MD, the son of the late William H. and Pearl C. Whiteman. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Beatrice Evans Whiteman, and by his sister, Marjorie Townsend of Oxford, PA. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Army...
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Michael L. Smith

December 31, 1945 - November 9, 2014

Michael L Smith, age 68, of Kennett Square, PA, loving father and grandfather passed on Sunday November 9, 2014. He is survived by daughters Maureen Willson and Megan Parker, sons-in-law Jeff Willson and Matt Parker, and 3 grandchildren Finn and Fletcher Willson and Abigail Parker. He is a retired executive at DuPont - Merck Pharmaceuticals. A funeral mass will be held at St....
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Pearl M. Losito

August 4, 1924 - November 9, 2014

PEARL M. LOSITO, age 90, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA. She was the wife of Michael V. Losito, who passed away in 1972, and with whom she shared 25 years of marriage. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Carlotta Raponi Pucci. Mrs. Losito was a homemaker. She was a member of the...
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Esther DiGuiseppe DiAngelis

March 19, 1918 - November 7, 2014

Esther DiGuiseppe DiAngelis, age 96 of Kennett Square, PA, died Friday November 7, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Alfonse DiAngelis who died in 1996 and with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, PA, she was the daughter of the late Pietro and the late Lucia (Martelli) DiGuiseppe. Esther worked at the cafeteria for Kennett...
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Anthony F. Caruso, Jr.

April 19, 1968 - November 6, 2014

Anthony F. Caruso, Jr., age 46 of West Grove, PA, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 6, 2014 while on business in Redwood City, CA. He was the devoted husband of Ann Marie Saienni Caruso with whom he shared 22 years of marriage and the loving father of Abigail. Born in Darby, PA he was the son of Anthony F. Caruso, Sr. of Smyrna Delaware and the late Josephine Giusti Caruso. Anthony is...
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Ian William Fischer

December 12, 1996 - November 6, 2014

Ian William Fischer 17 of Pilesgrove, New Jersey and New London, Pennsylvania, died suddenly Thursday November 6, 2014 in Salem County New Jersey as a result of a car accident. Born in Media, PA he was a son of William J. Fischer Jr and his wife Lori of Pilesgrove, NJ and Lisa Gourdier Malone and her husband Walter of New London, PA. Ian was a senior at Salem County Vocational Technical...
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Mark A. Hollinger

October 22, 1956 - November 5, 2014

Mark A. Hollinger, age 58, passed away in his Kennett Square home on November 5th, 2014 after a yearlong battle with glioblastoma multiforme. He was the devoted husband of Ellen Vosburg Hollinger with whom he shared 26 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, PA and raised in Woodstown, NJ he was a son of John Hollinger III of Audubon, PA and the late Marilyn Herman Hollinger. Mark is also survived...
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Richard Mark Weaver

July 24, 1974 - November 2, 2014

Richard Mark Weaver, age 40, of Landenberg, Pennsylvania was born on July 24, 1974 and passed away November 2, 2014. Richard is survived by his mother, Ilene Weaver of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, one grand mother, Faye Dixon of Landenberg, Pennsylvania, one sister, Norma Jean Fratoni and husband Sam of South Portland, Maine, two nephews, Matthew Snyder and Benjamin Fratoni both so South Portland,...
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MacArthur Peterson

July 31, 1943 - November 2, 2014

MacArthur "Mac" Peterson, age 71, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Sandra Carte Peterson, who passed away in 2008, and with whom he shared 39 years of marriage. Born in Relief, NC, he was the son of the late Luther and Disa Bennett Peterson. Mac and his brother Willard operated Peterson Brothers Trucking, for over 30 years,...
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Henry Allen Gass

October 3, 1929 - October 29, 2014

Henry Allen Gass passed away peacefully in Kennett Square, PA on October 29th after a brief illness. Henry was born in Reading on Oct. 3, 1929, to Henry and Edna (Rothermel) Gass. After studying music at Ithaca College he enlisted in the Air Force, where he became the chief arranger for the Air Force radio programs "Serenade in Blue" and "Time for Defense". Henry studied and taught music for...
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Jon Hanning Olson

January 31, 1934 - October 26, 2014

Jon H. Olson died October 26, 2014 in his cottage at Jenner's Pond in West Grove, PA attended by his friends, family, and wife Nancy Olson. The causes of his death were complications from COPD and biliary adeno carcinoma. His parents were Irenee and Andrew Olson. Andrew spent most of his business career with Phillips Petroleum, and the family moved frequently, such that Jon attended 14 schools...
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Earl "Rusty" T. Jones, Jr.

March 23, 1952 - October 25, 2014

Earl T."Rusty" Jones, Jr., 62, of Kennett Square, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, October 25, 2014. He was the husband of Linda Brison Jones, with whom he shared 39 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the oldest son of the late Earl T."Pete" Sr. and Ida Green Jones. Rusty graduated from Kennett High School in 1970, where he participated in choir, orchestra (cello),...
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George Lewis Houghton

July 19, 1933 - October 24, 2014

George Lewis Houghton, age 81, of Kennett Square, PA, died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square, PA. He was the husband of Dana Davis Houghton, his second wife, with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was a son of the late Willard F. and the late Sara Nancy Holmes Houghton. George Houghton graduated from Westtown Friends...
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Mary Rankin Zalon

August 7, 1927 - October 21, 2014

Painter and illustrator Mary Rankin Zalon died Tuesday October 21, 2014 at her home in Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square at the age of 87. She was the beloved wife of Al Zalon with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born in The Bronx, NY, in 1927, she was the daughter of the late Alexander Duncan Rankin and the late Alice (Taaffe) Rankin. She was interested in art from early on,...
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Rolando Gonzalez Gonzalez

February 23, 1970 - October 21, 2014

Rolando Gonzalez Gonzalez, age 44, of Parkesburg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Brandywine Hospital. He was the husband of Rosa Elena Juarez. He was a landscaper, employed by Landscaping by Gaffney. He is survived by 2 sons, Rolando Gonzalez Juarez, Jr, and Cesar Gonzalez Juarez, both of Parkesburg, PA; 6 brothers and 5 sisters. Viewing, 5:00-7:00, Tuesday evening, October...
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Robert C. Volk

August 16, 1948 - October 21, 2014

Robert C. Volk, age 66, of Prospect Park, PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at his residence. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Dora Haines Volk. Bob worked as a customer service agent for the Sato Travel Agency in Philadelphia, prior to that he was a customer service agent for Eastern Airlines in Philadelphia. He enjoyed traveling, going out...
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Anne Reynolds Orem (Nee: Kennedy)

August 16, 1928 - October 21, 2014

ANNE REYNOLDS OREM (nee: KENNEDY), age 86, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at Crosslands. She was the wife of George Orem, who passed away in 2011, and with whom she shared 24 years of marriage. Her first husband, John V. Reynolds, with whom she shared 28 years of marriage, passed away in 1980. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late John...
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Ernest S. Sutton

May 22, 1922 - October 19, 2014

Ernest S. Sutton, age 92, of West Grove, PA departed this life Oct 19, 2014 at home, surrounded by loving family. Ever the optimist and problem solver he gave his pancreatic cancer a run for it's money by living 2 years past the diagnosis. Ernie was a chemical engineer at Thiokol Corp. for 35 years developing propellants for solid rocket motors until he retired in 1988 as Vice President of...
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Gregory L. Barnes

June 28, 1950 - October 19, 2014

Gregory L. Barnes, age 64, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Christiana Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy Lott Barnes, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia,PA, he was the son of the late Robert P. Barnes, Sr and Louise Zeits Barnes. He is survived by two sons, Stephen Barnes and Jeffrey Barnes; two brothers, Robert P. Barnes, Jr....
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Georgia Ann Pierce

January 24, 1939 - October 18, 2014

GEORGIA ANN PIERCE, age 75, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014. She was the wife of R.J. Pierce who passed away in 2000, and with whom she shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Bluefield, WVA, she was the daughter of the late Grady and Gypsy Tuggle Gent. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed cooking and being with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Kennett Square...
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Robert A. Barratt

March 22, 1928 - October 16, 2014

ROBERT A. BARRATT, age 86, of Chadds Ford, PA, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Mary Louise Hiorth Barratt, who passed away in 2006, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Arnold and Isabel Mary Pyett Barratt. He was a retired Foreman at the BP Refinery in Marcus Hook, PA, for many...
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Vernon H. Beebe

May 4, 1934 - October 15, 2014

VERNON H. BEEBE, age 80, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Patricia Conwell Beebe, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Charles Beeby and Marjorie Pollard, and step son of the late Wilda Beeby and Samuel Pollard. Vernon was a Leader (supervisor) at Wyeth...
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Eugene "Gene" C. Yoder

March 26, 1925 - October 14, 2014

Eugene "Gene" C. Yoder, age 89, passed away on October 14, 2014, in Vero Beach, FL. He was the husband of Nancy J. Jackson Yoder, who passed away in 2007, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. They resided for many years in the Longwood Gardens area. In his later years, he lived in Vero Beach, Florida. Born in Reading, Pa, on March 26, 1925, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Berry)...
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Ada M Lofton

August 10, 1913 - October 10, 2014

Ada M. Lofton, age 101 of West Grove, PA, died Friday October 10, 2014 at her home in West Grove. Ada was a Postal Clerk for the Landenberg Post Office for over 32 years. She was the oldest living member of the Landenberg United Methodist Church before her passing, having joined the church in 1926. She was an avid Phillies fan. During her lifetime, she enjoyed traveling to over 30 of the 50...
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John Garver Middleton

May 1, 1950 - October 10, 2014

John Garver Middleton was born May 1, 1950 to Joseph Nelson Middleton III and Evelyn Tapie Middleton of Landenberg, PA. John was a graduate of Tower Hill School and later of the University of Maryland. He was most famous for his Scrabble abilities as well as his love, and often underestimated knowledge, of world history. John departed this life on October 10, 2014 and is survived by his...
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John Cotton Wood

March 8, 1917 - October 9, 2014

John Cotton Wood, a resident of the Kendal Community in Kennett Square, PA, died on October 9th, 2104 at the age of 97. Born in New York City on March 8th, 1917, he grew up in areas around Boston and San Francisco and summered in Europe. He attended the Ojai Valley School in southern California, St. Marks School in Massachusetts, graduated from Harvard College in 1938, and served for four...
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Josefina Reza De Hernandez

March 19, 1960 - October 9, 2014

Josefina Reza De Hernandez, age 54, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Compassionate Care Hospice. She was the wife of Jose Carmen Hernandez. Born in Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Dario Reza Martinez and Ana Maria Martinez Sotelo.She is survived by 5 children, 7 brothers and sisters, and 6 grandchildren. Her Funeral Mass will be at 7:00PM, Thursday, Oct...
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Leonard W. Rotteveel

December 4, 1932 - October 8, 2014

Leonard William Rotteveel, Sr. December 4, 1932 – October 8, 2014 It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Leonard "Len" W. Rotteveel, Sr., age 81, who passed on October, 8, at his home in Kennett Square, PA. Len was born in Philadelphia in 1932 and lived in Sassenheim, Netherlands with his family from 1933 until 1946. He attended West Catholic High School and after...
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Richie LaFrance

December 20, 1946 - October 7, 2014

RICHIE LaFRANCE, age 67, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was the husband of Deborah Feconda LaFrance, with whom he shared 23 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late James and Jessie Lemmon LaFrance. Richie worked in the Maintenance Department at Kendal at Longwood, for 10 years,...
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Lois C. Byrem

July 30, 1926 - October 7, 2014

LOIS CUMPSON BYREM, age 88, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in Linden Hall. She was the wife of Gerald Hoffman Byrem, who passed away in 2010, and with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Born July 30, 1926, in Hillside, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Smith Cumpson. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School and Harrisburg Area...
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Sheila E. Combs

March 9, 1958 - October 5, 2014

Sheila E. Combs, age 56, of Oxford, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014. She was the wife of Rocky Combs, with whom she shared 32 years of marriage. Born in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Margret Thatcher Gavigan. She was a self employed Horse trainer She is survived by one son, Daniel E. Combs of Oxford, PA; one daughter, Sarah Combs of West Grove, PA and one...
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Marcus Caedmon Armstrong Macaluso

October 13, 1971 - October 3, 2014

Marcus Caedmon Armstrong Macaluso passed on October 3, 2014, age 42, just 10 days shy of his birthday. He had suffered a severe heart attack on Friday, September 26. It became more complicated with brain damage and the discovery of liver cancer. Marcus was a skilled landscaper and stone mason. In recent years he also became an excellent book binder. He is survived by his...
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Mary "Fiore" Clark

September 22, 1926 - September 26, 2014

MARY (FIORE) CLARK, 88 of Kennett Square passed away peacefully on Friday, September 26, 2014, at Linden Hall. Before moving from her home to Friends Home/Linden Hall, she enjoyed being a wife, homemaker and flower gardening. Mary was the wife of the late Milton N. Clark who died in 1996. Together they shared 52 years of marriage. Mary was born on September 22 in Lenni, PA to the late...
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Rose Reisine

August 6, 1920 - September 25, 2014

Rose Reisine, age 94, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at Crosslands.She was the wife of Philip Reisine, who passed away in 1997. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Harvey Reisine and his wife Margaret E. Moore of Chadds Ford, PA and Terry Reisine and his wife Marie-Farancoise S. Chesselet of Los Angeles, CA. one brother, Abe Lavine of Albany,...
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Vincent Joseph Webers

April 28, 1922 - September 25, 2014

Dr. Vincent J. Webers, age 92, of Newark and Wilmington, died Thursday, September 25, 2014, at the Christiana Hospital. Born in Racine, Wisconsin, he was the oldest son of Leo and Theresa Webers. He grew up during the Great Depression, and helped support his family with his paper route earnings. He attended the University of Wisconsin and then received his PhD in chemistry at the University of...
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Jimmy Crossan

June 21, 1935 - September 23, 2014

JIMMY CROSSAN, age 79, of Landenberg, PA, Passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. He was the husband of Marie Cannon Crossan, with whom he shared 25 years of marriage. Born in Landenberg, PA, he was the son of the late David B. and Catherine Lucas Crossan. Jimmy was a spray painter at Hewlett-Packard/Agilent...
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Richard Allen Lyons

October 21, 1930 - September 22, 2014

RICHARD ALLEN LYONS, age 83, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014, at Twin Pines Health Care Center. Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late George W. and Winifred LeTourneau Lyons. A builder by trade and an architect by passion, he worked for a variety of construction companies in the Delaware and Chester County areas as well as in the State of Delaware. He also...
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Margaret Lafferty McConnell

March 16, 1930 - September 19, 2014

MARGARET LAFFERTY McCONNELL, age 84, of Kaolin, PA, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Season's Hospice at Christiana Care, Newark, DE. She was the wife of Raymond F. McConnell, Sr., who passed away in 1997, and with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, PA, and a lifetime resident of Kaolin, PA, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Mary Kelly Lafferty. ...
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Ross Ballew

September 21, 1922 - September 17, 2014

T. Ross Ballew, age 91 of Kennett Square died Wednesday September 17, 2014 at Crosslands Community. He was the husband of Margaret Stirling Ballew with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Savannah, Tennessee, he was the son of the late General Joseph H. and Nettye Lee (Powell) Ballew. Ross served in the Army during World War II and graduated from Vanderbilt University. He had a long...
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Leonard Moseley Sherman

February 24, 1924 - September 16, 2014

Leonard Moseley Sherman, age 90 of Kennett Square, died peacefully on September 16, at his home in the Crosslands Community. He was the husband of Katherine Kennedy Sherman, whom he shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Arlington, MA of the late Alden and Beatrice Sherman, Leonard graduated from Bowdoin College with majors in Mathematics and Chemistry. Following graduation he served in the Navy...
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Gustav H. Schroeder

August 14, 1913 - September 15, 2014

Gustav H. Schroeder, age 101 of Kennett Square PA, died Monday September 15, 2014 at Crosslands Community in Kennett Square. He was the husband of the late Miriam J. Schroeder who died in 2011 and with whom he shared seventy-one years of marriage. Born in the United Kingdom, he was the son of the late Gustav W. and the late Shirley I. (Roe) Schroeder. Mr. Schroeder was a self-employed...
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Patricia Anne, Webb Kaczmarski

July 23, 1941 - September 13, 2014

Patricia Anne Webb Kaczmarski, age 73 of West Grove, PA, died Saturday September 13, 2014 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester, PA. She was the wife of Francis J. Kaczmarski, with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Montreal Quebec, she was the daughter of the late George and the late Margaret (Coyle) Webb. Patricia worked for QVC in West Chester PA for over 18 years as a...
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Joseph Moore, Jr.

May 27, 1943 - September 6, 2014

Joseph Moore Jr, age 71, of Chatham, PA died Saturday September 6.
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Joan Nordberg

September 30, 1933 - September 6, 2014

Joan Nordberg, age 80, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Arnold David Nordberg, who passed away in 2013. She had worked as a companion at Kendal/Crosslands. She is survived by one daughter, Virginia Kelly of Oxford, PA; one granddaughter, Caitlin; three sisters, Virginia Smedley of Avondale, PA, Phyllis Kito of...
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Raziel Mireles Castaneda

April 14, 1997 - August 28, 2014

RAZIEL MIRELES CASTANEDA, age 17, of Avondale, PA. passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital, as a result of a drowning accident at Nixon Park in Kennett Square, PA. Born in Almoloya De Alquisiras, Mexico, he was the son of Aurelio Mireles De La Fuente and Carmen Castaneda Lopez of Avondale, PA. Raziel was entering his senior year at Avon Grove High...
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Idalia Valentin

March 15, 1943 - August 28, 2014

IDALIA VALENTIN, AGE 71, OF Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Ware Presbyterian Village. Born in Moca, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Aniceto Perez and Francisca Alonso Perez. She was a member of the Rock of Refuge Church, Toughkenamon, PA. Idalia enjoyed going to Church, playing Bingo, and writing in her Diary. She is survived by three...
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Daniel Patrick McLaughlin

September 2, 1964 - August 21, 2014

Daniel Patrick McLaughlin, has passed away at the age of 49 on Thursday, August 21, 2014, quietly, peacefully, but very unexpectedly, at his home in West Grove. An Escanaba, Michigan native, Dan has lived in the West Grove area for the past 11 years as a beloved and essential member of the Kwietniak family. He proudly served Sunoco Inc. as an award-winning truck driver and irreplaceable friend....
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Helen D. Woods

November 16, 1917 - August 21, 2014

Helen Dudek Woods, age 96 of Kennett Square, PA, died Thursday August 21, 2014 at the Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington, DE. She was the wife of the late J. Jackson Woods who died in 2007 and with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Long Island, NY, she was a daughter of the late John and the late Stephania (Baginska) Dudek. Helen was a food server at the old JJ Newberry...
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Mary E. Beck

August 1, 1909 - August 19, 2014

MARY ELIZABETH BECK, age 105, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Beck, who passed away in 1941, and with whom she shared 5 years of marriage. Born in Chadds Ford, PA, she was the daughter of the late John Francis and Mary Anna Golden McGinley. She was a 1927 graduate of Media High School. She was a Lab technician at the NVF Co....
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John Henry Herr

May 20, 1922 - August 17, 2014

JOHN HENRY HERR, age 92, of Avondale, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Manor Care, Wilmington, DE. He was the husband of Mildred Wilson Herr, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Doe Run, PA, he was the son of the late Noah S. and Zelva Carlin Herr. John was an electrician at Lukens Steel Co, in Coatesville, PA, retiring in 1982, after 42 years of service. ...
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Alice Williamson Kinahan

October 28, 1928 - August 13, 2014

Alice Williamson Kinahan, age 85 of Kennett Square, PA, died Wednesday August 13, 2014 at the Crosslands retirement community in Kennett Square, PA. She was the wife of the late John C. Kinahan who died in 2005 and with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born at Fort Reno, OK, she was the daughter of the late Col. George McKnight, Jr. USA (Ret.) and the late Helen (Harroun) Williamson. ...
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Marie Odorisio Bonifacino

June 25, 1928 - August 13, 2014

Marie Odorisio Bonifacino, age 86 of Kennett Square, PA, died Wednesday August 13, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family who she adored. She was the wife of the late Frederick H. Bonifacino, who died in June of this year after 66 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and the late Dolores (Orlando) Odorisio. Marie was a longtime member of...
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Anne Mullin Cosgrove

July 2, 1925 - August 12, 2014

Anne "Nancy" M. Cosgrove, 89, of West Grove, beloved Mother, passed away after a brief illness on August 12, 2014 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She will be profoundly missed. Daughter of Thomas and Anna Mullin, Nancy was born in Philadelphia. After graduating from West Catholic Girls High School she received a Registered Nurse Degree in 1947 from Misericordia Hospital. She worked as...
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Leonard Parenti, Jr.

November 13, 1923 - August 11, 2014

Leonard Parenti, Jr. age 90, of Wilmington, DE died suddenly Monday August 11, 2014 at his home. Born November 13, 1923, he was the son of the late Leonard Parenti Sr. and the late Zoraide Santini Parenti. A World War II veteran, Leonard spent his military career as a tail gunner on Guam and Tinian in the Pacific Theater; attached to the 20th Air Force Headquarters Squadron. After completing...
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Eugene Marino

February 13, 1934 - August 7, 2014

EUGENE MARINO, age 80, of West Grove, PA, passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the Coatesville VA Hospital. He was the husband of Mary McNally Marino, who passed away in 2005, and with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph and Agatha "Ida" Diccardello Marino. Mr. Marino was a printer at Westbury Press in Englewood, NJ, then he...
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Thomas Garriett Still

February 14, 1945 - August 6, 2014

Thomas Garriett Still, age 69, of Unionville PA passed away suddenly on Wednesday August 6, 2014, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Neva Wheatman Still, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Mary Welsh Still. A graduate of Kennett High School, Tom spent most of his life in Unionville. He was a lifetime member of...
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Helen C. Krzywicki

June 17, 1931 - August 3, 2014

HELEN C. KRZYWICKI, age 83, of Landenberg, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at her residence. She was the wife of Francis B. Krzywicki, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Mildred, PA, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Virginia Wisniewski Chessock. Mrs. Krzywicki was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and being with her family and friends. She was a...
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Nancy S. DiFilippo

June 24, 1926 - August 3, 2014

NANCY S. DiFILIPPO, age 88, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester, PA. She was the wife of Louis J. DiFilippo, Jr, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Mary Severino Falcone. Nancy was a cafeteria aide at the Kennett High School for over 15 years, retiring...
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Donald C. Byrne

November 26, 1947 - August 1, 2014

Donald C. Byrne, age 66, of Kennett Square, PA, died Friday August 1, 2014 at the Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ after a 14 month illness. He was the loving companion and fiancé of Laure Blomquist. Born in Unionville, PA, he was the son of the late George V. and the late Marie J. (Jones) Byrne and brother of the late Patricia Siegel. Donald was a Thoroughbred...
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Roger T. Searfass

October 25, 1927 - July 30, 2014

Services and interment will be held privately
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Edward A. "Eddy" Kramer, Jr.

December 23, 1941 - July 30, 2014

EDWARD A. KRAMER, Jr., age 72, of West Grove, PA, passed away at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was the husband of Kathleen Harrington Kramer, with whom he shared 15 years of marriage. His first wife, Sally Kramer, passed away in 1998. Born in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late Edward A. Kramer, Sr. and Helen Pocus Kramer. Mr. Kramer was a Regional...
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Elma Parker Lehr

September 30, 1919 - July 30, 2014

Elma Parker Lehr, age 94 of Kennett Square, PA, died Wednesday July 30, 2014 at Kendal At Longwood in Kennett Square, PA. She was the wife of the late James C. Lehr who died in 2012 and with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, DE, she was the daughter of the late Edward L. and the late Mary (Rash) Parker. She was a member of the Kendal Monthly Meeting of Friends. ...
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Antonio Turijan Esquivel

June 2, 1959 - July 27, 2014

Antonio Turijan Esquivel, age 55, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away at his residence on July 27, 2014. He was the husband of Veronica Sanchez Garcia. He was employed by Prietos Mushroom Co. He is survived by one son, two daughters, five brothers and eight sisters. His viewing will be from 5:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday evening, August 5, 2014 at St. Rocco Catholic Church, 333 Sunny Dell Road,...
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Betty Lightcap Dando

January 3, 1925 - July 27, 2014

Betty Lightcap Dando January 3, 1925 – July 27, 2014 Betty Lightcap Dando, age 89, of Chadds Ford, Pa, formerly of Oxford, Pa went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday July 27th, 2014 after a valiant battle with congestive heart failure. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Melvern P. Dando with whom she shared 22 years of marriage and her parents Earl and Kathryne Garner Lightcap. She...
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Carmen J. DiProspero, Jr.

June 18, 1939 - July 25, 2014

CARMEN J. DiPROSPERO, Jr. age 75, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Christiana Hospital. He was a loving husband to Marilyn Shupe DiProspero, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Carmen J. DiProspero, Sr and Josephine Fecondo DiProspero. He attended St. Patrick's School and Kennett High School. Carmen was...
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Ronald F. Myers

July 22, 1930 - July 24, 2014

Ronald F. Myers, age 84, of Lincoln University PA died Thursday July 24, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Mary Fernald Myers, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in East Haven CT, he was a son of the late Hiram and Cynthia Stocker Myers. Ronald earned his PhD in Botany at the University of Maryland in 1964. He was a professor of Plant Pathology at...
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Marian Fogg Reese

May 12, 1920 - July 24, 2014

MARIAN FOGG REESE, 94, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the Neighborhood Hospice , West Chester, PA. She was the wife of Harry Eugene Reese, who passed away in 1973, and with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, PA, she was the daughter of the late J. Clarence Fogg, Sr. and Mabel Way Fogg. Mrs. Reese was co-owner and operator of...
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